10 Best Singing Christmas Toys That Toddlers And Kids Will Love

Hollie Bond
Jan 25, 2024 By Hollie Bond
Originally Published on Jul 06, 2021
10 Best Singing Christmas Toys That Toddlers And Kids Will Love.
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It's well known that children light up when they hear music, even when they're tiny babies, so toys that sing will always delight and excite kids.

Christmas is a great time to give the gift of a musical toy because song is a hugely important part of the season, with classic carols and many wonderful modern festive tunes being part of what makes Christmas feel so magical. Singing toys are particularly exciting for kids too, because of the joy of finding out that not only have they got a lovely new teddy or toy, but it has a hidden talent that they can unleash themselves at the push of a button!

Musical Christmas toys can be brilliant educational resources too, as music is known to help your child's development with both motor skills and cognitive skills as they learn the words and dance along to the tunes. Plus, it'll be so cute to see your child start to sing along with their new toy as they spend more and more time enjoying it. And while you might pretend to find the endless renditions of 'Rockin Around The Christmas Tree' irritating, you'll actually find that a fun singing toy will actually bring the whole family together and end up being a key feature of your holidays.

Singing Christmas toys and Xmas characters can come out of the attic each year and will become a lovely part of a child's Christmas as they rediscover and remember their favourite singing toys from years gone by, so it's lovely to buy these animated figures when your child is young so that they are a key part of their Christmas experience as they grow up. You can find novelty Christmas singing toys and animated toys in lots of places in the run up to Christmas, with garden centres being particularly good places to pick up a bargain animated figure, as well as plenty of online stores and high street shops also stocking them. It can be a lovely idea to buy singing and dancing toys in the run up to Christmas to use as part of your décor too, to help the whole family get in the mood for Santa's arrival and the excitement of 25 December.

We've compiled an edit of the very best singing Christmas toys for 2020 that you'll want to buy as part of your Christmas décor, include in your baby, toddler or child's stocking or hide away under the tree for them to find on Christmas Day. While you're here, you might want to take a look at some of our other Best Buys features for Christmas too, including the best train sets to go under the tree and the best soft toy presents for kids and toddlers.

Kidadl's Top Pick

Each of the singing Christmas toys below are highly recommended and will make wonderful Christmas presents or additions to your house's decorations, but if you're short on time or can't decide which one to go for our pick of the edit would have to be this hilarious singing and dancing Christmas tree from Dunelm. It comes in at a really good price and not only can it be used as a Christmas decoration, but it is a really fun toy for kids to play with as it's lovely and soft and friendly looking.

1. Dunelm Animated Singing Xmas Tree ‍

Dunelm Animated Singing Xmas Tree.

Look closely and you'll see that this funny little animated Christmas tree has eyes and it springs to life singing 'Rockin Around The Christmas Tree' at the touch of the button. The thing that'll make you really giggle as a whole family together is the fact that it even has a little mouth hidden within the tree that opens and closes in time to the music. As a musical Christmas tree you won't find a funnier or more joyful one than this! Perfect for families who don't take Christmas too seriously and who put humour at the heart of everything they do.

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  • Price: £15
  • 3 x AA batteries required

Best For Disney's Frozen Fans

2. Argos Disney Frozen 2 Sing And Swing Olaf Soft Toy

Argos Disney Frozen 2 Sing And Swing Olaf Soft Toy.

Is there any child in the UK who doesn't love 'Frozen' at the moment? This Disney sensation is a real hit and so this singing snowman toy will go down a treat at Christmas. It isn't specifically a Christmas toy, but being a snowman, everyone's favourite character - Olaf, will fit into the festivities perfectly and it also means he can be enjoyed until well past Twelfth Night. When your child presses Olaf's hand he sings one of the new songs from 'Frozen 2' and also says some of his signature phrases from the much loved movie. The best bit is that he also sways from side to side when he's speaking or singing and he even lights up with some cool blue lights from inside his tummy. Disney fans will adore this cute character under the tree especially if they love the film and already have some of the other characters.  It's the most expensive musical toy on our list, but the fact that children can play with it year round means it's worth the price.

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  • Price: £30
  • Age: 3+
  • 3 x AA batteries required

Best For Under 5s

3. Wayfair Dancing And Singing Santa ‍

Wayfair Dancing And Singing Santa.

This animated Santa Claus is one of the friendliest looking we've found (some of the more realistic ones can be a little scary looking for youngsters) so will be perfect for little children who still find visiting Santa's grotto a bit overwhelming. This jovial singing Santa toy will get everyone in the mood for the big day with his fun rendition of 'Jingle Bells' while he dances and walks around the room. Kids will find this dancing Santa toy easy to use by themselves as he comes to life with the simple press of his hand.

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  • Price: £26.99
  • 3 x AA batteries required

Best For Christmas Fancy Dress

4. WeRChristmas Singing & Clapping Santa Hat‍

WeRChristmas Singing & Clapping Santa Hat.

Delight your kids when you walk into the room wearing this dancing Christmas hat with a fun Santa character on top. As he sings, Santa claps his hands in hilarious style that will make the whole family giggle. Kids can also try it on for size and wear it for any fancy dress occasions or just around the house on Christmas Day itself.

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  • Price: £16.45
  • 3 x AA batteries required

Best For Decorating The House For Christmas

5. Toyland Singing Rockin' Polar Bear Head‍

Toyland Singing Rockin' Polar Bear Head.

Kids might not be able to play with this toy once it's on the wall, but it'll still be a real hit at Christmas. Forget a singing moose head, we think this friendly polar bear will be a lovely festive addition to your Christmas decor this year instead. The cute bear sings some of the season's best songs, and wears a rather fetching red scarf to make him look even more festive. Hang him lower down for older kids, so they can get involved in making him sing every time they go past him.

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  • Price: £19.99
  • 3 x AA batteries required

Best For Families Who Love Dogs

6. Dunelm Animated Singing Husky ‍

Dunelm Animated Singing Husky.

It's not all about Santas and snowmen at Christmas. If you're a family who have, and love, dogs then any youngsters will be delighted by this festive take on their favourite animal. This cute husky doesn't sing a festive song, which might be off-putting for some, but on the bright side if your child decides they love him enough to not want him to spend most of the year in the loft with the rest of the Christmas decorations, then you'll be relieved to hear that you won't have to listen to Christmas tunes all year round! He is dressed in a sweet festive outfit though and flaps his ears as he sings, which will delight everyone young and old.

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  • Price: £15
  • 3 x AA batteries required once 'try me' batteries have died.

Best Novelty Christmas Soft Toy

7. Wayfair Christmas Jumping And Singing Reindeer‍

Wayfair Christmas Jumping And Singing Reindeer.

Forget dancing, this fabulous reindeer toy actually jumps for joy at the fact that it's Christmas, and we don't blame him, it really is the most exciting time of the year. He's got a lovely friendly face so is perfect for young children and he will make kids very happy when he bursts into song and bounces around in his fun, festive outfit. He's easy for children to work by themselves too as he jumps into action when you press his hoof.

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  • Price: £23.99
  • 3 x AA batteries required

Best For Kids To Play With On

8. B&Q Battery Powered Dancing & Singing Fairy‍

B&Q Battery Powered Dancing & Singing Fairy.

This sweet little fairy from B&Q sings a festive favourite, 'Jingle Bells', when you squeeze her hand and even more excitingly her little cheeks light up too, magic! This is one fairy that won't be staying at the top of the tree because your child will love to play with her and see her face light up every time they hold hands with her. It's a really simple design so any toddlers from three upwards can easily make her work. She's made from super soft fabric too, so is perfect for Christmas cuddles.  

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  • Price: £12
  • Age: 3+
  • Batteries included

Best For Rudolph Fans

9. Festive Animated Walking And Singing Reindeer From Very ‍

Festive Animated Walking And Singing Reindeer From Very.

This gorgeous little reindeer will delight youngsters this Christmas because not only does he sing 'Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, but strolls along as he does so too. He comes with a lead so your little one can walk him along and pretend he's a pet reindeer (perfect if they've been begging for a puppy all year) and the button to make him walk and sing is handily placed at the end of the lead. This singing reindeer toy is made out of super fluffy material too, so when he's not filling your home with festive music, you'll find your child snuggling up with him in bed. Sure to become a firm favourite with the whole family this Christmas.

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  • Price: £16.99
  • 3 x AA Batteries required

Best For Families Who Do Elf On The Shelf In December

10. Happy Animated Singing Christmas Elf ‍

Happy Animated Singing Christmas Elf.

Take the classic tradition of Elf on the Shelf up a gear this year with an animated elf that comes to life when you press his hand, singing 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas'. Young children will certainly behave themselves in the run up to Christmas with this funny little character in the house who dances as well as singing. He's made out of really plush material and will help keep the excitement in check as Christmas approaches. You'll want to buy this funny fellow well in advance of Christmas to make sure you're organised for Elf on the Shelf, which traditionally starts on 1 December, although you can bring that date forward if your kids are excited about Christmas as early as November.

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  • Price: £12.99
  • 3 x AA batteries required

Kidadl Best Buys selects a number of top-rated products available across the web for families of all ages and sizes and in a range of budgets. If you enjoyed our best singing Christmas toys recommendations and are looking for some more festive gift or inspiration, why not take a look at our list of the best unicorn toys for kids, or for something different the best Lego gifts for Lego crazy kids?

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Written by Hollie Bond

Bachelor of Arts specializing in History, Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism

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Hollie BondBachelor of Arts specializing in History, Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism

Living in a small village on the Hertfordshire/Cambridge border with her husband, two-year-old son, and miniature Dachshund, Hollie loves walking and cycling with her family around the beautiful local countryside. She also enjoys ballet classes, visiting the theater, and traveling around the world, even with a toddler in tow.

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